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Aces & Ales - Nellis

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

55 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

3740 S Nellis Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89121-3112
United States

(702) 436-7600 | map
acesandales.com

Notes:
Bar & Kitchen open 24/7.

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PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
75
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
12.96%
 
 
Taps:
22
Bottles/Cans:
120
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 75
Reviews by djeucalyptus:
Photo of djeucalyptus
3.6/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

i was looking for a good beer while in Vegas for a friend's wedding, and after reading the reviews, I figured I should give this a go. I strolled in on a slow weekend afternoon. Just two people who turned out to be regulars sitting at the bar playing video poker.

Interesting atmosphere, definite dark, somewhat dingy feel with uninteresting decor and lackluster design. Video poker in the bar. There are some nice big-screens above the bar, and the pool room off to the side looked pretty decent. But I was there for the beer. Had it been a different time, different/any crowd, it might have been a bit better.

The gal behind the bar was exactly what the reviews I'd read lead me to expect - service wasn't quite a first priority, but nothing offensive. Asked about a tap-list and got a finger pointing to the chalkboard off in the corner. After browsing, I asked for my top choice, which they didn't have any more. Second choice, same deal. Finally found something they still had that sounded good. Pour was solid, clean with appropriate glassware. Worked for me.

Chatted with a few of the locals for a bit while I enjoyed a good beer in an acceptable atmoshpere. Nothing amazing, but by Vegas standards, from what I've seen, pretty damn good. And the best tap selection I've seen in town.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +22.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of IceAce
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Well, the newer Tenaya location may be prettier, but Nellis is my first stop when I hit town...often even before I check in at the hotel. Cool dive bar / pool hall feel with an always interesting draught beer lineup. The waitstaff and bartenders are reasonably well educated and always very personable. The one rating I wish I could give is for value...the prices are very reasonable, which makes them practically dirt-cheap for Las Vegas.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Pool hall/dive bar with an awesome beer selection. Quite a hike from the strip, but well worth it for the beer enthusiast. 20 taps, and an awesome rare bottle selection. Bottles to go if you wish. Great bar food, pizza was excellent for pairing with good beers. Video poker and multi-game gambling at the bar. It definitely has a locals vibe, but everyone was cool.

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Photo of jschott75
4.13/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of dipaguy
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.13/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Thecalmdrinker
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of TrapJaw77
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of ScottCoffee
4.58/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I love this place---probably my favorite beer bar in the world. The selection isn't the broadest, but boy is it deep. Special events are great and the food it top notch. Overall you can't go wrong.

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Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Todd
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Lorianneb
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of wieshefe17
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of J702
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jmdrpi
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

visited here for dinner and drinks before a flight out of Vegas.

The atmosphere is a little rougher than I imagined for a "beer bar", seems like more of a locals bar that happens to have a great tap list of beers. But then I did remember we're in Vegas. Smoky, video poker machines in the bar, tons of TV's showing sports. There is a side area with some tables, some high tops around the bar, and a side room with pool tables.

Taplist was very heavy on Stone beers, with other West Coast craft beers filling in the gaps. Some one-offs or speciality releases mixed in. Lots of IPA's. You order by tap #, and the menu clearly states name, style, ABV, ounces of pour, and prices. There was a video monitor with the same info too. Also some high priced vintage large bottles available.

Waitress was attentive and friendly, service was good. Food was better than expected, pretty tasty, and came out quick. Beers were a little pricey.

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Photo of Marie-Sophie
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of greenspointexas
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of bmulari
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SkinnyElvis
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4.75 | service: 1 | selection: 4.75

Went to aces and ales on super bowl Sunday. $25 cab ride from the strip. As we walked in, a bartender stopped us and asked if we had a reservation. We said no and she informed us that all seats were reserved. Fine; she said we could stand if we wanted but warned us service would be slow. Ok; funny thing was that there were open seats at the bar the whole time we were there but we weren't allowed to sit. The waitresses were not happy that we were standing so they glared at us the whole time we were there. It was hard to get any service at the bar ; again the place was busy but not packed. Place was smokey in addition. Shame is that the beer selection was awesome but we were not going to stay there after the rudeness we experienced. We left at half time and spent our money elsewhere. Vegas prices which means expensive.

Never going back there again.

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Photo of ralphw56
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of sansho
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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Aces & Ales - Nellis in Las Vegas, NV
4.09 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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